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Breathing Soccer

Breathing Soccer

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breathing Soccer Is The Realistic Account Of Lisa Who Is Forbidden To Play Soccer Because Of Her Asthma. At Its Core The Novel Reveals The Plight Of Asthmatics Who Desire The Challenge And Thrill Of Sports, But Who Must Weigh That Desire Against Some Very Real Health Issues. Dr. Emerson, Her Family Doctor, Has Warned Lisa That Her Asthma Must Be Taken Seriously, And That The Aggressive Demands That Soccer Places On Her Breathing Could Be Lethal. Her Parents Believe The Doctor And As A Result Become Overly Protective. Right Down The Line People Stand In Her Way, Even Her Soccer Coach, Wilcox, Who Decides Not To Play Her In The Games Because He Does Not Want To Take A Chance On Her Getting Sick And Weakening The Team's Chance To Win. But Just When It Seems That The World Has Conspired Against Her, While Watching The Olympic Games, Lisa Discovers A New Source Of Strength In The Example Of Olympic Rower Silken Laumann. Lisa Is Inspired By Silken Who, After A Terrible Accident, Was Told By Doctors That Her Career Was Over, But Who Rose Above Their Verdict To Overcome Her Own Barriers In Order To Win The Bronze Medal For Canada.

with The Encouragement Of Camp Counsellor, Giant, And Her New Asthma Doctor, Lisa Finds The Inner Strength Necessary To Rise Above Her Own Obstacles And Become The Soccer Player She Always Knew She Could Be.

school Library Journal

gr 4-7

Lisa Jacobs, 12, Loves To Play Soccer, Hang Out With Her Friends, And Cavort With Her Dog. When Her Allergies Worsen And She Develops Asthma, Her Life Suddenly Begins A Downward Spiral. Lisa Describes Her Adjustment To Her Illness And How She Fights To Continue Playing Soccer. Spring Presents Parent/preteen Relationships In A Realistic Light, Showing The Concern That Lisa's Parents Feel As Well As The Child's Frustration With Her Mother's Overprotective Behavior. Lisa's Younger Sister, Sharon Is Also Realistically Portrayed As A Sometimes Hateful Brat And Sometimes Loving Sibling. This Is A Quick Read With A Happy Ending. While The Dialogue Is Somewhat Contrived And The Narration Is Littered With Clichés, The Story, In Particular The Soccer-game Sequences, Is Told With A Sense Of Passion.-wendy Smith-d'arezzo, Loyola College, Baltimore, Md

Author : Debbie Spring

Publisher : Thistledown Press

Published Year : 2008

Edition : 1

Format : Paperback, 141 pages

ISBN : 1897235429

ISBN13 : 9781897235423

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